Thursday, October 30, 2014

Book Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #1)


Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something... unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don't kill him first, that is.

I knew I'd love this book since the very first page, Katy is a book blogger (relatable). She moved to West Virginia with her mother after her father dies. They happen to have moved opposite to a house with two alien sibilings, Dee and Daemon. 
Dee is a bubbly and a fun character, her loyalty and her love towards Katy are amazing characteristics, on the other hand, Daemon is arrogant and snobby. He is a complete douche and Katy can't seem to resist his charm. This whole book is about an almost forbidden love story between an alien and a human, it's beautiful in every way possible.. 

One thing I loved about Obsidian are the conversations exchanged between Daemon and Katy, they are witty and sarcastic and you can sense the tension between these two. Unlike everyone else, I actually didn't hate Daemon, I admired him and I liked how much of a jerk he was ( I have a think for jerks idk).

I couldn't help but compare Obsidian to Twilight; the parallels are way too much. I compare Daemon to Edward, Katy to Bella and Dee to Alice. There are also some other parallels, but these belong in the spoiler section. 
This is definitely a 5 star kind of book and I would recommend it to everyone, I genuinely can't wait to read the rest of the books. 

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I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! It was funny, and adorable. I loved so many scenes.. my favorite was when Katy and Daemon were trying to make the trace fade *winky face* these two are beyond adorable and I wanted them to cave in to their feelings so badly, I want them to be together asap. 

Daemon being a jerk was adorable, he cared for her and beyond his shown hatred, he actualy likes Katy and it shows in everything he does. It's understandable that he doesn't want his sister to get hurt, she's the only thing he has left. I know that he sometimes pushed it; for example the cafeteria scene was so saddening. I expected Daemon to defend Katy, and what's up with Ash being a bitch anyways? I wanted to slap her so hard and when Katy poured the spaghetti on both of their heads, I wanted to applaud her.

Katy is a good person, it's amazing how far she would go to protect Dee, she daggered an Arum and she sacrificed her life for the sake of Dee.. no one does that anymore. 

Twilight parallels: 

  • Dee reminds me of Alice
  • The Cullens being vampires and pairing from within the family = the Aliens 
  • Lesa reminds me of Jessica (Anna Kendrick)
  • The shopping for dresses part reminds me of Twilight when they went shopping for dresses as well.
  • Mr. Garrison also reminds me of Carlisle Cullen (Peter Facinelli) 
  • When Daemon stopped the truck before hitting Katy, images of Edward stopping the truck before hitting Bella with his bare hands.
Am I imagining this or is it extremely similar to twilight, but instead of vampires it's aliens?

Can I just say how much I loved Daemon's POV? More PLEASE! I would love to see his POV merged in with hers in the other books. 

I wonder what will happen next? Will she become a Luxen or.. ?

If you've read this book, share your thoughts down below. :)

Have an amazing day everyone!



  1. OMG! I've had this book on my TBR list for so long~ I really want to read it. I love aliens!!! All thanks to the 5th Wave. I think I'd fall in love with Daemon in an instant and if he is a jerk, well maybe I'll just love him even more, I prefer the bad boys over the good charming guys. Hahaha. But a charming bad boy would be a great combination :D

    Great review Jayy! :D

    1. PLEASE READ IT IZZY! You will love love love Daemon then, you'll fall head over heels for him and I am currently in love with him.. no shame.
      HE IS A CHARMING BAD BOY! That's exactly what I'm saying, he's perfect haha! When you get to it, please tell me :) x

      Thank youuu <3

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